Laser eye surgery only takes seconds, yet during that short time your vision can be fully restored and serious eye conditions can be treated. The doctors at UltraVision have extensive experience using the most advanced lasers to perform safe, precise, and effective laser eye surgery. Whether you want to permanently put away your eyeglasses or you have a cataract that needs to be removed, call one of the offices in San Antonio or Eagle Pass, Texas, or book an appointment online.
Laser eye surgery corrects common refractive errors, including:
For most patients, laser surgery restores normal vision, so they don’t need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Laser eye surgery is used to treat many different eye conditions, whether they affect the retina, cornea, or other structures within your eye, including:
A detached retina and other retinal problems may also be treated with laser eye surgery.
LASIK, the most common laser eye surgery, uses a laser to reshape your cornea and correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
The first step of LASIK surgery is to create an opening to gain access to the cornea. In standard LASIK surgery, the doctor uses a mechanical blade to create the flap. The specialists at UltraVision use the IntraLase® femtosecond laser to cut the flap, ensuring that the cut is smooth and a consistent thickness.
Then your doctor uses the Allegretto WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser to remove microscopic areas of your cornea. This gentle sculpting restores the cornea’s shape so it can properly focus light onto the retina.
Once the corneal reshaping is finished, your doctor folds the flap back over the cornea. The precision cut of the laser ensures that the flap fits the cornea exactly, which promotes faster healing.
The eye specialists at UltraVision also offer two other forms of laser eye surgery to correct refractive errors:
Corrects refractive errors by removing a piece of the outer cornea, rather than making a flap. The layer naturally regrows after your surgery, which extends your recovery time.
The flap is created without cutting by separating cells from the cornea and gently pushing them off to one side.
If you have questions about laser eye surgery, call UltraVision or book an appointment online.